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    Low on power

    Ski was running great 6700 rpm 60mph on gage. Then I sunk the ski (Pulled the seat off while trying to get back on it). Broke a reed getting water out of it.Then bendix was hanging up after start up because it was dry and corroded as the water also got in there. The ski is a 1999 slx 1050 and does not run the same now, only 62-6300 rpm. Starts and idles fine, doesn't seem to be breaking up electrically on top end, just low on power. Pulled the plugs & they are dark. It looks like it is running rich. Do you think could my timing trigger on my fly moved because of water?
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    Check your crank index.
    If you tried to start it with water in the cylinders you could have taken the crankshaft out of phase or possibly bent a rod??

    Did you check for water in the electrical box or behind the stator cover?

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    Yes water was in everything. I drained & clean the electrical box. The ski was not running when it sunk & I broke the reed pedal with the plugs out turning it over to remove the water from engine.I checked the crank & the measurements were good.I took the flywheel off to the get the bendix out. I cleaned the stator it looked fine.I did not look @ the flywheel timing trigger to see if it moved though.The ski runs fine except it is slower and less throttle response. Everything looks alright but the plugs look blacker and are running richer than before, but I did not do anything to the carbs.Since I know there was water in the stator area and I ran it this way to get the moisture out of engine. I hoping this timing is the problem.
    Last edited by fullshift; 08-21-2008 at 01:15 PM. Reason: to explain better

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    I pulled the fly wheel off and the magenet (trigger) has not moved so I'am stumped

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    Did you check the carbs for water inside them?

    Water inside fuel filters?

    Empty the water seperator?

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    I emptied the water separator & there was water in it,but not the carbs.Would water in the carbs act like this (low rpms) because I have put 4 hrs (20 gals of gas) on it since the sinking

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    Check the crank index, if its out of spec you won't get anywhere.

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